L.L.Bean, Inc

  • Photography Production Coordinator

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    Leon Leonwood Bean (L.L. Bean) founded his business on a passion for the outdoors, a profound belief in honesty, and an unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Those core values, coupled with a genuine excitement for the work we do, are why L.L.Bean has been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for over 100 years.


    L.L.Bean is currently recruiting for a Photography Production Coordinator within the Creative Operations team based in Freeport, METhis position is responsible for the procurement and preparation of merchandise and props for studio and/or location photography for catalogs, digital and retail use. This role is responsible for effectively managing deadlines in compliance with the Creative production time-line and for maintaining strong working relationships with Art-Directors, Producers, Development, and Freelance staff as well as Digital and Print Production teams.


    Pre and Post Shoot:

    • Generate and maintain shot lists, request and receive samples, order re-listed items.
    • Keep Sample Room organized and inventory current, generate labels/tags, log samples in and out as needed.
    • Liquidate samples and stock. Organize product and information for shoots, keep track of product changes.


    • Set up and manage the Merchandise style out (MSO), Pre-Style and Walk-thru meetings,capture information throughout preproduction process and update information to ensure accuracy.
    • Communicate all changes from MSO to Senior Media Production specialist.
    • Create shot list, photography all styled shot from Merchandise style out (MSO), Pre-Style and Walk-thru meetings to create the “ring of fire”, pull product needed, pack and ship to location (which may involve producing a carnet for international shipping) or Studio 1912. 
    • Track any changes that occur and update system.

     Photo Shoot:

    • Provide ring of fire to Art Director and Stylist.
    • Attend scheduling meeting with Art Director, Photographer, Stylist and Producer to organize work flow.
    • Deliver daily shot list to Art Director and Stylist.
    • Provide daily list of Image Numbers to Digital Tech.
    • Update shot list and execute shots in File Marker Pro database (POD).
    • Set up and organize crew rooms.
    • Coordinate samples and props.
    • Prep samples, set up shots & manage merchandise.
    • Deliver an executed shot list to Image Assets and Media Production Specialist.

    Studio Specific:

    • Provide photo samples to Studio 1912.
    • Create and maintain shot lists.
    • Export all Production shots to studio.
    • Set up and manage Merchandise style out (MSO), Pre-Style and Walk-thru meetings for hero photography.
    • Communicate all changes from MSO to Senior Media Production specialist.
    • Create shot list, photography all styled shot from Merchandise style out (MSO), Pre-Style and Walk-thru meetings.
    • Provide shot list and photos from Merchandise style out (MSO), Pre-Style and Walk-thru meetings to Art Director and Studio Traffic Controller at studio.
    • Manage inventory .
    • Work closely with freelance staff.

    Location Specific:

    • Travel - including extended periods of time out of state or a cross the country.
    • Coordinate extra outfits and props.  
    • Maybe required to drive a company-owned or rented vehicle including trucks and van


    Health and Safety Requirement: Every employee is responsible for contributing to a safe and healthy workplace. Employees are expected to be active participants in health and safety by following all safety policies and procedures reporting unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to leadership and conducting work in a safe manner. Those in a leadership role are also expected to model safe behaviors evaluate risk and ensure that risks are reduced to acceptable levels.


    • Valid Class C driver's license
    • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to balance multiple tasks, prioritize and successfully meet deadlines
    • Work effectively with minimal supervision
    • Strong interpersonal, written and communication skills
    • Ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization
    • Familiar with Word, Excel, and File Maker Pro
    • Proven pro-active problem-solver
    • Strong collaborator and has the ability to work well within a team environment 
    • Creative professional who would effectively represent L.L.Bean
    • Commit to extended travel and time away from home if necessary
    • Passionate about retail, creative design, and the outdoors is a plus


    Education: High School Degree or equivalent  

    Experience: 2-3 years


    Over the past few years L.L.Bean has received numerous accolades including being named #1 in 2017 on Forbes Best Employers List for America’s Best Mid-Size Employers, thanks to the corporate culture and unique benefits we offer our employees:

    • An excellent total compensation package
    • Enhanced 401(k) retirement package
    • Health care, including domestic partner and family coverage, across medical, dental, and vision
    • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care
    • Life insurance, including domestic partner and dependent coverage
    • Outdoor experience days in addition to Paid Time Off (vacation, holiday and personal time)
    • Discounts on L.L.Bean merchandise and Outdoor Discovery School adventures
    • Employee Store
    • Equipment loan program from the Employee Use Room
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Access to L.L.Bean cabins and tent sites at Rangeley Lake for personal use

    For more details please visit our website at www.llbeancareers.com and refer to the benefits section


    We recognize the importance of diversity in creating a better world and a stronger organization. L.L.Bean is an equal opportunity employer.


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